this is not a 'reformat'
what I want to do is an old-fashionned refomat/verify where the controller
writes new track headers etc.
On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, John Nielsen wrote:
Julian Elischer <jul...@elischer.org> wrote:
One of my FreeBSD development boxes had a hernia last week when it lost
power while writing to disk. The drive wrote out garbage to a track.
I want to reformat the drive, (low level) but the bios doesn't have any
support to do this (In the past That is how I did this).
The machiine has 1 CD drive and no floppy..
anyone with any ideas as to how one can reformat a hard drive feel free to
lend me a clue..
Boot from a fixit CD, and use dd to zero out the whole disk, e.g.:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0c
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